Friday, 13 April 2018

Spring Teddy Bear Collection 2018

Hello welcome to our latest spring teddy bear collection.....


MISTER FOR-GET-ME-NOT

MISTER FOR-GET-ME-NOT

Mister For-get-me-not is 4.5"high and created from hand dyed mohair in faded blue.
He wears a vintage embroidered hand dyed waistcoat with tiny brass buttons.
Grey silk pantaloons with vintage velvet slippers with brass buckles.
Carries a posy of vintage for-get-me-nots.

ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

MISS FLEURE

MISS FLEURE
Miss Fleure is 4.5" high and created from pale blonde mohair.
She wears a cream satin dress trimmed with vintage satin ribbon tape & crochet trim.
She carries a posy of vintage velvet blossoms.

ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

CELESTE


Celeste is 4.5"high and created from hand dyed mohair.
Celeste is a beautiful hand dyed shade of turquoise or robins egg blue.
Her linen paw pads are also from the same dye bath.

ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

MISS BLOSSOM

MISS BLOSSOM
Miss Blossom is 3.75" high and created from hand dyed mohair in pale peach pink.
She is wearing a vintage peach linen  embroidered dress trimmed with silk ribbon.
Miss Blossom carries a vintage posy of peach blossoms.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


 VERDI

VERDI
Verdi is 3.5" high and created from hand dyed antique mohair in shades of jade green.
One of our very tiniest bears.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED
VERDI



 PANDA BABE

PANDA BABE

PANDA BABE
Panda babe is a chubby 3.5"high created from cream and hand dyed pale blue mohair.
One of our tiny sized pandas.
Comes with a vintage posy of pink blossoms.
ONE OFF Limited 1/1 ADOPTED



MISS CHERRY PLUM

MISS CHERRY PLUM 

MISS CHERRY PLUM
Miss Cherry Plumb is 3.5" high and created from hand dyed cherry pink mohair
One of our very tiny bears at 3.5"she has aged suede paw pads.
Carries a sprig of hand tinted cherry blossom.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW

Thank you for visiting our blog show.
x

Should you wish to adopt any of the latest bears or would like more information 
please contact me by.

email: info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.


Monday, 9 April 2018

Spring Collection this week.


Hello we are busy in the studio putting the final touches to our spring teddybear collection.

Make a note of the date as it will be this coming Thursday 12th April here on our blog at 8pm.GMT

With the warmest of spring wishes 
Paula & Simon
xx

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Coming soon.... our spring collection


Hello.....
We know you that you will all be waiting to see some new fresh spring designs.
These are in planning and making stage so in a few weeks or so we will announce the date.
We are a little late for easter as we took a short break to cornwall so have a little catching up to do.

I thought I would share a few pictures of the most wonderful plant shop we found in Exeter.
For those of you who are green fingered or love cactus or succulents this shop is house plant heaven.

NGNG 
No Guts No Glory is a design and lifestyle store in Fore St Exeter.

They grow a superb collection of houseplants and give lots of advice on how to grow them.
A warm welcome awaits and great coffee too!
If you can't visit in person go visit their website or follow them on instagram or facebook.
www.ngngdesign.com





We chose a some interesting plants a string of pearls 
and a living stone which we have been wanting to find for ages.
I enjoy growing a few of the little tiny ones in really old vintage miniature pots.


Careful little bear don't touch! 

This cactus may take some time to grow as big as our miniature 3" bear.

Cactus Brooch 

Some of you may of seen our sculpted bunny,fox and bear brooches.
This is our cactus brooch that we created from antique green mohair it feels quite prickly to touch.
I will be adding a few to my etsy shop soon or let me know and I will put one on order for you.

Bye for now back soon with new spring designs
with all good wishes
Paula & Simon


xx


Monday, 26 February 2018

Hugglets Winter Bear Fest 2018 and our latest designs.

Hello.
Thank you to everyone who came and visited us at the Hugglets Winter Bear Fest.

We really enjoyed our time at the show and it was so nice to catch up with our friends and collectors.
A big thank you to those of you who adopted one of our designs.
Some of you made a very long journey to come visit us and on such a cold day we appreciate that.

Here are some of our latest designs that created for the show.
Some of which are already adopted but there are a few that are looking for their forever homes.

ZHEN ZHEN
ZHEN ZHEN
Zhen Zhen was one of our soft sculpture designs with a mannequin style body.
Vintage silk embroidered coat.
One Off.1/1 ADOPTED 

CUTHBERT 
One off 1/1 ADOPTED

ANTOINE
ANTOINE
Antoine is 4.5" high and created from vanilla cream hand dyed mohair.
He wears a vintage floral waistcoat and silk satin trousers.
His leather shoes with tiny brass buckles are hand stitched and made by ourselves.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MUNGO
MUNGO
Mungo is 3.5" high and created from old gold mohair.
He wears silk striped waistcoat and taffetta trousers.
His shoes are navy blue velvet and hand stitched with leather soles.
Limited Edition 1/3 SOLD OUT

MASTER ELLIOT
MASTER ELLIOT
Master Elliot is one of our very tiny bear 3"in size
hand dyed pale shabby blue mohair.
He wears vintage flannel cotton sailor suit with antique crown button.
Limited Edition 1/2 ADOPTED

MISS TILLY


MISS TILLY
Miss Tilly is one of our very tiny bears at 3"size.Hand dyed shabby pink mohair.
Wears a vintage linen sailor suit and antique crown button.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

OLD FREDERICK

OLD FREDERICK
Old Frederick is one of our tiniest bears at 3"high.
Created from antique mohair in cinnamon colour
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MR RUSSELL


MR RUSSELL

Mr Russell stands at 7" or 8"to top of his top hat.
He is created from cream mohair with black airbrushed patches.
Mr Russell wears vintage harris tweed coat and trousers.
Antique velvet waistcoat,collar and silk cravat.
He has our hand stitched leather shoes in dark blue and carries a black brassed top cane.
ONE OFF 1/1

SHELBY
SHELBY
SHELBY

SHELBY
One of our soft sculpture designs and a larger studio design.
Shelby stands 14"high and is created from vintage llama wool.
He has a sculpted face with internal face sculpt and paw pads.
 Glass topaz eyes with waxed nose.
He has been airbrushed with darker brown tones.
He has wire armature in his arms and legs.
Shelby has a look of the peaky blinders about him and is dressed in 1920's vintage clothing.
He is fashioned in antique cotton shirt with mop buttons,vintage silk bow tie.
Vintage braces with elastic and buckles with antique brass button studs.
Vintage baker boy or cap made from vintage fabrics.
He wears our trademark sculpted leather shoes which are hand stitched with leather soles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED



Thanks for visiting
Should you wish to adopt any of the designs or need more information please contact me.
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.
xx







Sunday, 18 February 2018

Hugglets Winter Bear Fest 2018




We are nearly ready for HUGGLETS WINTER BEARFEST in London.


We have been busy creating new designs in the studio and will have a selection of miniature teddy bears and a couple of larger soft sculpture designs.
We look forward to meeting some of our collectors we are in Hall 1 on stand 56.
We appreciate that not all of you can visit the show 
so we will share some of our designs here on our blog afterwards.
See you there! 
warmest wishes Paula & Simon.
xx








Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Welcome to our Vintage Teddy Bear Collection

Vintage Teddy Bear Collection

Hello a warm welcome to our our Vintage Teddy Bear Collection.
These are our latest designs from our studio hope you enjoy them.

 ENZO

ENZO
Enzo is just 3" high and created from old gold mohair which I have over aged and tinted.
He is one of our very tiniest bears that we make.
He is wearing a vintage linen sailor jacket made from a antique edwardian child sailor collar.
He sports a tiny antique button with crown.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

REGINALD

REGINALD
Reginald is 3.5"high and created from antique plush in old gold.
I have further aged and tinted his fur to give him a vintage look.
He wears vintage wool felt moss green waistcoat with tiny brass buttons.
Scottish Harris tweed check trousers and our trademark leather shoes.
His shoes are made by ourselves and hand stitched with leather soles.
LIMITED EDITION NUMBER 1 of 1 ADOPTED

HUBERT

HUBERT
Hubert is 3.5"high and created from hand dyed mohair in sea foam green.
He wears a vintage embroidered waistcoat trimmed with antique silver beads and diamante.
He has soft cotton trousers with vintage velvet shoes with silvery buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

OLD FUZZY WUZZY

OLD FUZZY WUZZY
Old Fuzzy Wuzzy is 4.5"high and created from genuine antique mohair in a ginger gold.
He is loosely jointed and has a saggy tummy.
LIMITED EDITION Number 1 of 2 ADOPTED 1 Left to order.

PANDI PANDA

PANDI PANDA
Pandi Panda is 4"high and created from soft alpaca in old white and black.
This is a new smaller panda pattern with curved arms and paws.
LIMITED EDITION NUMBERS 1,2ADOPTED 1 left in the edition of 3

MISS BUBBLEGUM

MISS BUBBLEGUM
Miss Bubblegum is 4.5" high and created from hand dyed mohair in a bubblegum pink.
I have further aged and tinted her fur in places.
She is trimmed with a velvet pink viola with ribbon and diamente stud.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW

If you would like to adopt any of these bears please contact me for further details.
You can email me at:
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook

Thanks for visiting our blog show.

All good wishes 
Paula & Simon 
xx